Hi, I'm Brandon. I have 28 years of geek experience. Yes, I wear bowties. Bowties are cool. I consider myself a pretty well-rounded geek but my areas of specialty include comics, Superman, Star Wars, movies, Tolkien, The Simpsons, comedy, and more. Apologies in advance.
Okay, so in the past few months I’ve abandoned watching Jimmy Fallon every night due to lack of free time, but before that, I watched every night, though I did often fast forward through musical guests, which must be how I missed this gem from November. How did I miss this? How come it took until now for me to discover it on the internet?
And how come it takes Fallon’s audience over a minute to catch on that she’s singing the Gummi Bears theme song?
I love that The Roots played Nerf Herder’s “Jenna Bush Army” for her entrance music on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. I was already humming that in my head while Jimmy was introducing her but I didn’t think there was anyway they would actually play it. Very cool.
After a week of camp and baseball, I made it home late last night. I came home to find wilted plants, lumpy milk, a full DVR, a stuffed mail box, and ice cream I forgot I had. I had a great time at 4-H camp and in Atlanta, but it felt very good to sleep in my own bed last night. So good I stayed there until almost 11:00 this morning (it’s also the first day of my real summer break). I’ve spent today catching up on TV shows from last week (the season premiere of Louie was great, as expected, and did anyone else catch the amazing Alabama Shakes performance on Fallon) and washing the mountain of dirty clothes I brought home. I took a nap this afternoon and am now awake in time to watch the Braves hopefully beat the Cubs. More to come later about the weekend and last week and the usual top quality content y’all are accustomed to from me.
30 Rock was featured in two commercials tonight. This is fun! At the end, I had just said to myself, “Where was Jimmy Fallon?” when he showed up. Several things stood out: Community is in here (!) so why isn’t it on the schedule?, Lauren Graham <3, the SNL cast outside 30 Rock, the awkward cut from the Thursday night comedies casts to the SVU cast, and my favorite thing: the look on Ron Swanson’s face. He’s not singing, just shaking his head no.
Don’t forget, guys! Kermit and Robin are appearing on Jimmy Fallon tonight!
Crazy Christmas Spectacular! I can’t wait to see this tonight. When the Muppets appeared on Jimmy’s show at Christmas two years ago to sing 12 Days of Chrismas, it was one of my favorite things ever. That week of Christmas shows (Jimmy’s first Late Night Christmas) was when I finally felt like Jimmy was a truly worthy successor to the Late Night throne. His show has only gotten better since then.
Stay tuned all week for tons of Christmas fun. First up, check out this amazing video. Aside from the traditional carols, possibly my favorite Christmas song is Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), originally by Darlene Love (my other favorite version is by Hanson on their classic Christmas album, Snowed In). Since David Letterman’s Late Night days, it has been tradition for Love to sing it on his last show before Christmas. This video is very well done in editing together many of the different years of Love singing the song on Dave’s show. Enjoy and don’t forget to catch her on the Late Show Friday night.
Also, I love when talk shows decorate for holidays, especially Christmas. I got excited to see Conan and Jimmy unveil their new Christmas decorations last night. Jimmy Fallon always goes all out for Christmas. Speaking of Fallon and to bring this back to the topic at hand, he performed a great take on this song during his SNL monologue this weekend. I loved seeing him and the cast dancing around in Christmas sweaters.